Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.

Preparing to Play (Part 5)

This series or articles has concentrated upon the preparation required by a golfer prior to standing on the first tee in readiness for competition.

You will recall that it is essential to be properly prepared and well rested the night before the competition and to take care not to induce undue stress when driving to the course and when completing the booking in process required on the day.

Ensure that you leave adequate time for good practise and if you are short of time concentrate on putting as this is a significant proportion of the game and could assist you to survive any loose shots early during your round.

The only thing left now before you go to the tee is to remind yourself just “why you are there”?

Find a quiet place, your car is an ideal place, but if it is not close at hand, move away and stand somewhere on your own.

Tell yourself that the first idea of playing in this competition is to win, and if at any time this possibility becomes remote then you will replace it with something else.

You will play for your own personal achievement and beat yourself, not the other competitors and then you will have a good chance of winning but remember to leave out the aggressive approach and hit the ball with controlled authority.

Remind yourself that you will remain patient with yourself and tolerant of others and that you will adhere to your course plan, and that above all else you will smile and be happy.

Irrespective of whether you are successful in the competition or not if you can achieve this you will all be WINNERS in the game of golf.

We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us.

The deals shown in the table are some of the best currently available to you:

Golf Course Price Comments
Alenda €100 Two Players and Buggy
Alicante €82 Two Players and Buggy (after 12pm)
Altorreal €80 Two Players and Buggy
Bonalba €80 Two Players and Buggy
Don Cayo (Altea) €60 Two Players and Buggy
Font Del Llop €39 Single Green Fee and Buggy
La Finca €110 Two Green Fees and Buggy
La Peraleja €120 Four Players and Two Buggies
La Marquesa €37 Single Green Fee
La Serena €80 Two Players and Buggy
Las Colinas €126 Two Green Fees and Buggy
Las Ramblas €90 Two Players and Buggy
Lo Romero €176 Four Players and Two Buggies
Roda €92 Two Players and Buggy
Villamartin €102 Two Players and Buggy
Villaitana Levante €45 Single Green Fee and Buggy
Vistabella €66 Two Players and Buggy (weekends)

Deal of the Week:

Las Pinaillas (Albacete) €85 each for 2 rounds of golf with buggies and B&B accommodation on shared room basis in the 3* Castilla hotel .

Last minute offers from all Nike courses from €60 for 2 players walking.

For Bookings and more information contact Mike at or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER.

Competition Watch

The Leader summer competition in support of the Royal Legion POPPY APPEAL for 2016 will be held at Vistabella on Thursday 15th September 2016 and will be a better ball event with two shotgun starts at 8.30am and again at 2pm with a price of €43 each,including buggy,prizes,raffle and a donation to the poppy appeal and to enter call Mick (The Grip) Reeves on 638859475.

Quotation of the Week

“Keep your sense of humour,there’s enough stress in life without letting bad golf shots ruin the game your are supposed to enjoy” – Amy Alcott